San Antonio, TX

Centrally located on the Northwest side of Bexar County, the Endeavors VWC is situated in San Antonio’s Medical District area and is co-located with the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors

El Paso, TX

Our newest VWC project in El Paso (currently under construction) is located in the zip code with the largest Veteran and active-duty population in the city. With proximity to the new VA hospital, this facility will bring together organization and community-wide service efforts.

About Us

The Endeavors Veteran Wellness Center offers a multitude of wellness services for Veterans and their families, military dependents, and the care community. Our holistic health approach seeks to address wellness from multiple angles—from physical to mental to spiritual to economic resources, this center will offer Veterans and their support network services that will help improve their quality of life.

The Endeavors Wellness Model

Through wellness, we empower.

The VWC delivers positive, supportive, and integrated care all in one location to focus on self-care and overall health that enhances daily choices for wellness.

Driven by the vision to restore and improve quality of life, our Endeavors Wellness Model represents Six Principles of Wellness.

Focusing on each of these aspects, we offer Veteran services that will help improve their quality of life, as well as the quality of life for their families, military dependents, and the care community.

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OUR TEAM

DR. JILL E. PALMER, Chief of Behavioral Health

Dr. Jill E. Palmer, a Navy Veteran, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and 2019 graduate of the Doctor of Social Work program at the University of Tennessee, serves as Endeavors Read More

DR. JILL E. PALMER
Chief of Behavioral Health

Dr. Jill E. Palmer, a Navy Veteran, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and 2019 graduate of the Doctor of Social Work program at the University of Tennessee, serves as Endeavors’ first Chief of Behavioral Health.  With her research focus on Veterans, suicide prevention, and quality of life, Dr. Palmer has spearheaded the implementation of the Endeavors Veteran Wellness Center. A state of the art facility in San Antonio, Texas, the Veteran Wellness Center utilizes Dr. Palmer’s expertise by focusing on the integration of mental health, physical health, and recovery services built upon a foundation of wellness principles. 

Dr. Palmer has over a decade of leadership experience through both the Navy and the private sector.  Passionate about leading healthy, productive, and innovative teams, she has led teams of social workers, psychiatrists, and other medical and mental health personnel, provided program oversight for multiple programs, developed policies and procedures to implement evidence-based practices, and has managed program budgets.

Dr. Palmer’s background in mental health delivery, along with her experience with diverse teams and virtual work environments, allowed for a 100% transition to remote work and telehealth services to over 400 active clients at the Cohen Clinics in March, 2020.  She also provided the research and the structure to the implementation of the Virtual Employee Wellness program at Endeavors, an initiative that provided daily wellness activities to over 350 employees for 13 months during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With over 18 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker, Dr. Palmer is experienced in treating trauma, depression, and anxiety in children, families, Veterans, and active-duty populations. 

Mark Riddick, Regional Director of Behavioral Health Operations

Mark Riddick is the Regional Director of Behavioral Health Operations at Endeavors. He is responsible for planning, program implementation, and compliance within the Behavioral Health line of service, including the oversight of our Veteran Wellness Centers.

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Mark Riddick
Regional Director of Behavioral Health Operations

Mark Riddick is the Regional Director of Behavioral Health Operations at Endeavors. He is responsible for planning, program implementation, and compliance within the Behavioral Health line of service, including the oversight of our Veteran Wellness Centers.

A 21-year Veteran of the United States Army, Mark rose to the highest enlisted rank of Command Sergeant Major. He deployed in support of Operations Joint Guardian, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom.

Mark holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of the Incarnate Word, a certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB), and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Full Spectrum Services

  • Support Groups
  • Professional Development Trainings
  • Drop-in Childcare
  • Health Coaching & Screenings
  • Nutritional Support
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center 
  • Counseling and case management
  • Massage Therapy and acupuncture
  • Primary Health Care
  • Coordinated Dental Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • And more!

A Hub for Veteran Care

We seek to make every kind of care accessible, and our single facility has allowed us to become a hub for integrated Veteran care. Our clients have many needs, so we seek to address as many of those as possible under one roof.

Fitness Center

  • Health Coaching & Screenings
  • Nutritional Support
  • Individual Exercise Equipment
  • Group Fitness
  • Individualized & Adaptive Personal
  • Training
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi

Community

Our center is based around providing a sense of community for Veterans and their families. Meet with others in our common spaces and connectedness areas, host meetings in our designated areas, visit the woman-Veteran-owned cafe for coffee and snacks, or take a breather in our relaxation room.

SUPPORT OUR MISSION

Veteran Wellness Center

For Veterans, making wellness a priority helps create a positive, stable post-military life. Our Veteran Wellness Center helps them make that happen. With your donation, together we’ll ensure Veterans receive services that will improve their quality of life, as well as the quality of life for their families, military dependents, and the care community.

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